Free school meals bill defeated - the final straw

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Re: Free school meals bill defeated - the final straw

Post by basementer » Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:11 pm

jimbob wrote:
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Wouldn't it be a shame if someone just happened to turn it into a meme or something

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Re: Free school meals bill defeated - the final straw

Post by Gfamily » Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:14 pm

jimbob wrote:
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Cardinal Fang wrote:
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Well, since you're asking....

https://twitter.com/owengwynne59/status ... 7802720258
Wouldn't it be a shame if someone just happened to turn it into a meme or something
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Re: Free school meals bill defeated - the final straw

Post by Vertigowooyay » Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:06 pm

Aww, shucks folks...
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Re: Free school meals bill defeated - the final straw

Post by Little waster » Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:36 am

Stephanie wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:59 pm
Meanwhile, someone has done this



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Absolutely amazing replies https://twitter.com/GarySambrook89/stat ... 6611914754

I hope the “Big Dinners” thing follows him around; metaphorically I mean, though if the Mirror wants to get an intern to follow Gaz about dressed as a giant plate of food for a couple of weeks I’m OK with that as well.

It’s been regularly noted since 2010 that the optics of Conservatives urging us all to tighten our belts has always been fatally undermined by it coming out of the well-marbled faces of blokes who look like they have never gone without as much as a second helping of pud-pud their entire comfortable lives.

At least Tebbit made the effort to look like a Dickensian miser.
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Re: Free school meals bill defeated - the final straw

Post by jimbob » Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:41 am

Little waster wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:36 am
Stephanie wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:59 pm
Meanwhile, someone has done this



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Absolutely amazing replies https://twitter.com/GarySambrook89/stat ... 6611914754

I hope the “Big Dinners” thing follows him around; metaphorically I mean, though if the Mirror wants to get an intern to follow Gaz about dressed as a giant plate of food for a couple of weeks I’m OK with that as well.

It’s been regularly noted since 2010 that the optics of Conservatives urging us all to tighten our belts has always been fatally undermined by it coming out of the well-marbled faces of blokes who look like they have never gone without as much as a second helping of pud-pud their entire comfortable lives.

At least Tebbit made the effort to look like a Dickensian miser.
Give Rees-Mogg grecit - he manages to.

Of course, we haven't seen the big beast (as far as second helpings) in the Tory party for a few weeks - Mark Francois.
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Re: Free school meals bill defeated - the final straw

Post by El Pollo Diablo » Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:02 pm

TimW wrote:
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1) Forced?
They were whipped, and under Boris the Fascist disobeying can end up with expulsion and deselection.
Under Boris the Fascist not letting Chris Grayling illegally get into a role he is unfit for* can end up with expulsion and deselection.



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Post by geejaytee » Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:25 pm

David Squires' cartoon in the Graun today is on this subject:
https://www.theguardian.com/football/ng ... hool-meals
and my (current) local MP is quoted in the first panel (he of the "nationalising children" comment)

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Re: Free school meals bill defeated - the final straw

Post by Little waster » Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:53 pm

geejaytee wrote:
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"nationalising children"
Presumably compared to his preferred alternative to "privatise children", where the iron laws of the market will ensure that nimble innovative children will thrive while the weak and underperforming children will go to the wall, saving the tax-payer the terrible burden of needlessly and inefficiently extending their worthless existences.


You do wonder if they ever learnt to silently say the words in their heads first before saying them out loud; you know the way you would try to teach a seven year old.
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Re: Free school meals bill defeated - the final straw

Post by discovolante » Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:11 pm

geejaytee wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:25 pm
David Squires' cartoon in the Graun today is on this subject:
https://www.theguardian.com/football/ng ... hool-meals
and my (current) local MP is quoted in the first panel (he of the "nationalising children" comment)
I enjoyed that, thanks.
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Re: Free school meals bill defeated - the final straw

Post by plodder » Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:43 pm

the bit on virtue signalling is fabulous

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Post by AMS » Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:04 pm

"If they're so hungry, why don't they just grow orchards?"

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Re: Free school meals bill defeated - the final straw

Post by jimbob » Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:31 pm

This was shared to the local Facebook page that our MP was very keen on promoting.

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Re: Free school meals bill defeated - the final straw

Post by Fishnut » Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:42 pm

jimbob wrote:
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This was shared to the local Facebook page that our MP was very keen on promoting.

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Re: Free school meals bill defeated - the final straw

Post by El Pollo Diablo » Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:42 pm

Rashford's just bagged himself a fair amount more publicity. Hopefully he can use it to keep on making the point to the government.
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Re: Free school meals bill defeated - the final straw

Post by Stephanie » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:03 am

Another MP who voted against free school meals, then trying to arrange a photo opportunity at a local business offering meals https://twitter.com/AdrianBethune/statu ... 4016968705
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Re: Free school meals bill defeated - the final straw

Post by Woodchopper » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:20 am

Stephanie wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:03 am
Another MP who voted against free school meals, then trying to arrange a photo opportunity at a local business offering meals https://twitter.com/AdrianBethune/statu ... 4016968705
There has been a lot of debate over virtue signaling and the MP was clearly organizing a demonstration of what it is as a public service to us all.

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Re: Free school meals bill defeated - the final straw

Post by JQH » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:21 am

Stephanie wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:03 am
Another MP who voted against free school meals, then trying to arrange a photo opportunity at a local business offering meals https://twitter.com/AdrianBethune/statu ... 4016968705
I just got "Something went wrong" when I tried to load that Twitter thread. Happpening a lot lately but not everytime
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Re: Free school meals bill defeated - the final straw

Post by Stephanie » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:24 am

Ah, not sure why JQH, but here are the screenshots

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Re: Free school meals bill defeated - the final straw

Post by lpm » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:31 am

Why oh why did they say no?

Lure him in. Get the cameras rolling. Confront the f.cker.
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Post by El Pollo Diablo » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:45 am

Another option would be to wheel out Rashford to be unfailingly polite to him and ask curious but disappointed questions.
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Re: Free school meals bill defeated - the final straw

Post by Martin_B » Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:26 pm

El Pollo Diablo wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:45 am
Another option would be to wheel out Rashford to be unfailingly polite to him and ask curious but disappointed questions.
Seeing as Curiositea are in Leighton Buzzard and Rashford has a match against Arsenal at Old Trafford the next day, I'd assume that he has prior engagements ;)
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Re: Free school meals bill defeated - the final straw

Post by EACLucifer » Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:40 pm

JQH wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:21 am
Stephanie wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:03 am
Another MP who voted against free school meals, then trying to arrange a photo opportunity at a local business offering meals https://twitter.com/AdrianBethune/statu ... 4016968705
I just got "Something went wrong" when I tried to load that Twitter thread. Happpening a lot lately but not everytime
I'm getting it too, FWIW.

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Re: Free school meals bill defeated - the final straw

Post by jaap » Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:41 pm

EACLucifer wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:40 pm
JQH wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:21 am
Stephanie wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:03 am
Another MP who voted against free school meals, then trying to arrange a photo opportunity at a local business offering meals https://twitter.com/AdrianBethune/statu ... 4016968705
I just got "Something went wrong" when I tried to load that Twitter thread. Happpening a lot lately but not everytime
I'm getting it too, FWIW.
Me too, or the message "This is not available to you", but usually just reloading the page fixes the problem.

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